Did you watch? What did you think of the winners? Any big upsets or surprises for you? How about the show itself? Did you like Jon Stewart’s hosting performance? Did anything or anyone move you especially? Do you have an Oscar speech already worked out?
Let’s have some chit chat about it in comments.
(Image of Oscars by Anne Seigel and used under Creative Commons.)
I love the Coen Brothers so I was very pleased with their success last night. I can’t say I loved the end of the movie, in fact I had to watch it again to make sure I understood what happened! But the way they use their locations as an integral part of their films always impresses me. And Javier Bardem turned your blood cold and I couldn’t take my eyes off him.
I was pleased Tilda Swinton won for Michael Clayton as I thought she was fascinating as that character. I also like how in every clip from the film they showed, Geoge Clooney was in all of them. (I realize he’s the title character and all…)
The Visual Effects oscar surprised me, I thought it would go to Transformers for sure since there might have been some Pirates exhaustion. (I never saw Golden Compass..)
I was especially moved by the two song-writers/performers who won for best song, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. I appreciated their humility and what they said about not ever giving up on your dreams because you could wind up in some amazing places. That’s what watching the Oscar’s is all about for me.